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post #11 of 17 Old 10-21-2017, 09:03 AM
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Friend of mine had a rear flat on his KLR. Eh, it happens.

So upon inspection we found most of a house key. Hm, that's interesting. We found a corresponding scuffed spot in the tube, but no hole...?

Upon further inspection, we found the old nail that actually punctured the tube and caused the flat.

It's a little like radiology -- don't stop looking just because you found one problem...


Another friend of mine a while back got a rear flat from, well, an ordinary rock. Out of all the billions of pieces of gravel and rock he had traversed, one piece about an inch long somehow managed to stab right through the tire.
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post #12 of 17 Old 10-21-2017, 12:13 PM
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I did not find anything to take out of the tire so this may not qualify. Doing 70+ mph in traffic near Rockwall, TX and hit something. Cop thinks maybe a piece of concrete from the road, therefore, the same color as the pavement because I never saw anything. The cop could not believe I was able to pull over and didn't go down. Then I got the same reaction from the dealership where it got towed to. Believe me, it was more luck than skill. Lost all the air in the front tire immediately. The second pic is where I ended up. A police officer stopped there within 5 minutes and called for another car to search the roadway for offending object. Nothing found. Yes, the pants I was wearing cleaned up just fine.
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post #13 of 17 Old 10-21-2017, 02:42 PM
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I know this doesn't count but I was taking my 1200 bandit for a good flogging and a wild turkey committed suicide on the right side of my tire and then off the pipes. Made a hell of a ping. The truck behind stopped and picked it up. Free turkey.
Lucky for you, 2-3 feet higher and it woulda broken yer neck, I have heard of more than 1 motorcycle fatality caused by a turkey.

a few years ago, I was on I-89 in Vermont, in passing lane overtaking a Caddy in the right lane, a turkey flew up from the shoulder right into the grill of the Caddy, the bird exploded, suddenly I was in a cloud of loose feathers

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post #14 of 17 Old 10-23-2017, 08:59 AM
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It's a little like radiology -- don't stop looking just because you found one problem...
I got a nail in my original Trailwings and took it in for a new set. When the tech removed the rear tire he noticed another nail sticking through on the inside. It was in one of the little grooves in the tire and couldn't be seen from the outside.

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post #15 of 17 Old 10-23-2017, 12:17 PM
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I know this doesn't count but I was taking my 1200 bandit for a good flogging and a wild turkey committed suicide on the right side of my tire and then off the pipes. Made a hell of a ping. The truck behind stopped and picked it up. Free turkey.
I had a group get up and fly (really fat ones) and they didn't get up fast enough in front of my Jeep. Smashed the windshield and $310 later it's replaced.

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Besides the standard nails, screws and railway ties I have pulled quite a substantial stick out of the bead of one of my truck tires. Aired it up and it was fine. No flats on the bike yet.

Are you silly? I'm still gonna send it.
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7.5k miles later I'm still on that tire.
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